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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
John Follett


Will of John Follett
from the Newfoundland will books volume 10 page 134 probate year 1913

In re John Follett      deceased.

This is the last will of me John Follett of Western Bay in the Electoral District of Bay de Verde in the Colony of Newfoundland I give to my son Frederick a piece of land measuring forty-five feet (?5) along what is known as the main line & extending back to the patch of potato ground but not to include said patch. I give to my son Silas that piece of land on which his house now stands bounded as follows East by main line. Est by J. W. Crummeys land north by Joseph Crummey's land & southward to fence now parting the two pieces. My bed & bedding I give to my grandson Lemuel My furniture I bequeath to Alonzo my son. My dwelling house together with all out houses & the land on which they stand & surrounding them together with land known as follows Point Meadow Garden by church. Marsh Meadow & any other land not herein specified belonging to me. I give to my son Alonzo & my grandson Lemuel to be divided equally among them. I give to my son Alonzo & my grandson Lemuel the horse & the two sheep. All the rest of my property I leave to my son Alonzo, and appoint him sole executor of this my will.
In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand this thirtieth day of September one Thousand nine hundred and seven - John his X mark Follett - W.H.B. L.S.J.C. (?)
Signed by the said John Follett in the joint presence of us, who in his presence & in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses. Louis G. Slummey     W. Henry Browning.
This will was read to said John Follett before he affixed his mark. W.H.B. L.S.J.C. (?)

Certified Correct -.
D. M. Browning

(Listed in the Margin next to this will the following)
Oct. 30/13
Emerson J.
to Alonzo
sworn at
$600.00 (very faint)



Note: The wills in those will books are NOT actual wills. They are hand-written copies of a, "last will and testament," written by the court clerk, after the death of the testator, when the executor presented them to the court for probate. The court clerk didn't list the signatures at the bottom, he (or she) just put them in the book in whatever order they were in, on the original document, no spacing most of the time, no punctuation. The originals were kept by the executor.

We who have typed these wills, have made every effort to include all the errors that were on the microfilm, in order to avoid destroying the integrity of the originals, where ever they may be.

Page Contributed by Judy Benson and Ivy F. Benoit

REVISED BY: Ivy F. Benoit July 11, 2002

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